Victims of John Annibel

on January 1, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by

John Annibel was charged with the murder of one person, but is thought to have been involved in two other murders. We currently have information on all of his victims.

Deborah Sloan

42 year old Deborah was murdered in 1998 in California. Her murder was the only one Aniibel was charged with.

Andrea La Deroute

Andrea, age 21, disappeared in 1980. Her remains were found on the property of Annibel’s workplace.

Sherry Lynn Smith

Sherry, age 15, was last seen in 1976. He remans were found on Annibel’s property.


  • Heather Annibel says:

    Do your homework, John Annibel has been convicted of one murder, Deborah Sloan. Im pretty sure it takes more than one conviction to be considered a serial killer.What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Not defending, just saying….

    • Brian Combs says:

      Heather, with all due respect, I believe we already make it clear that he was only convicted of one.

      We’re not a court of law, so we aren’t restricted by the innocent until proven guilty, although we do try to make the differentiation.

    • Krystal says:

      Heather, are you related to John Annabel? I know a family friend of theirs.

  • Cindy says:

    You don’t have to be ‘convicted’ of more than one crime to be labelled a serial killer. Serial killers are not always convicted of all the crimes they commit…often just the ones with the most evidence.

  • Di says:

    Pat Brown puts forward an interesting argument in her book ‘Killing for Sport’ regarding the classification of a serial killer.
    Although I don’t agree with everything that she writes, I do think she puts forward some ideas that make for good debates 🙂

    • Brian Combs says:


      What does she say regarding classification, in a nutshell?

      In general, I think Brown makes some good points, although the academic community really doesn’t like her. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but her constant chasing of the TV cameras turns me off.

  • sohumco says:

    I am so glad that man is where he is. as far as im concered his brother is as guilty as john was. I lived in fear as a child around that family. and im glad no one else has to live in fear of their lives.

  • sohumco says:

    Denise- Last i heard the other brother is in Oregon… wow, the stuff that i can remember, i was 5 when ted molested me, he tried blaming it on John, but i remember it clearly.

  • RR says:

    Wow, I knew these guys for many years. Never figured Ted to molest anyone. I guess you never know people!! It was way crazy up on the Ridge!

  • shumco says:

    RR- You are right about that. that is what drugs do to people, not to mention those brothers are nuts. Yes, fruitland ridge is crazy, but i hear its worse now. how ever…..what happened to me as a child has only made me stronger, and a better protector of my children, maybe I’m too protective. 🙂

  • Denise LaCount says:

    Please, someone tell me that neither these two are anywhere near Humboldt Co.

  • shumco says:

    No, they are not. Ted lives in Oregon last that i heard.

  • shumco says:

    And RR….Thanks for your kind words, what happened to me is insignificant to what the Others had gone threw. And we can not choose who we are related to. Peace be with all of you this year. T Bull

    • Rudy Gonzalez says:

      Hi Shumco!

      I am so sorry for your suffering. With all due respect, your suffering is not insignificant in the least, whether comparable or incomparable to others’. I lived with John for years FYI, and I know he feels remorse and has changed his life for what he did to Debbie. I also know that there is a cloud of suspicion around him regarding the disappearance of the other girls, but I’m almost certain he didn’t commit those. He is very proud and he owns up to the things he does do, and he’s irate that he is blamed for those. As you can see, Ted has molested girls and blamed John for it. I mean, yeah, we’re talking about a killer in his own right for what he did, but is it satisfying to simply blame the easy suspect knowing the person(s) who may have committed the other disappearances goes unpunished? I think it’s only fair to seek justice and make punishment rest on the proper head, and not easily blame a convenient suspect. Just a thought. I’m not easily sold on baloney, and I did want to issue my opinion in case it’s helpful. Let me know if there’s anything else I can serve you in. Have a blessed afternoon!

  • Ex Family Friend says:

    As I recall Sherry’s body was found on the Avenue of the Giants and Andrea’s body was found on forest land property. John worked in the mill, not the woods. Not sticking up for him. Just stating facts.

  • Heather Annibel says:

    Rudy Gonzalez, please contact me. Ths is his oldest daughter. My email is andbyou can find me on facebook.

  • I noticed a friend request from Ted. He sent this around Jan. 1st 2020. I did not respond.

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